Dirofilaria immitis in a portacaval shunt.

  title={Dirofilaria immitis in a portacaval shunt.},
  author={Jeffrey H. Dyer Stanley Goldstein and Donald R. Smith},
  journal={Human pathology},
  volume={16 11},
The fifth known case of intravascular human infection with an adult Dirofilaria immitis (canine heartworm) is reported. This mature, but nongravid, female nematode was recovered at autopsy from a prosthetic portacaval shunt. A brief review of human dirofilariasis is presented.